Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

PNW Chit Chat thread

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    I've been to the "DOL" here in Washington about 3-4 times now . There has never been a line, and the people behind the counter are helpful, 20ish year old girls that actually simile and say thank you. Such a change from the 50 year old, post-menopausal, dyke Nazis that run the California DMV.
    Originally posted by Matt-B
    hey does anyone know anyone who gets upset and makes electronics?

    Comment


      Originally posted by 5Toes View Post
      Guess Blunt's package is the only one I can rely on :)
      Yea, saving that $15 doesn't really do you any good if your package takes a week to arrive. Blunt ships from different shipping centers around the country - I think there is one in Tacoma IIRC. So UPS Ground (that you paid for with FPC anyways) - with blunt, it will be there the next day most of the time.

      Another rookie move by 5-toes.

      Originally posted by 5Toes View Post
      Grabbed some m8 locknuts and washers from fastenal for $1.52 or something (I got 8 just in case)
      I really recommend using nothing but BMW hardware. No really. They do all the work to make sure the fasteners are correct. Heck, I'd rather re-use a 20 year old factory nut that anything I could buy new locally. Most guys that part out cars will collect bins of factory hardware to keep around if needed.
      Originally posted by Matt-B
      hey does anyone know anyone who gets upset and makes electronics?

      Comment


        No use wasting your time graves he id still going to buy the local ones and not listen to our advice
        Originally posted by bmwm42
        PNW vulture pm me for parts
        Strategic nw e30 command

        Comment


          How much are the FPC control arms?

          Comment


            Originally posted by bmwm42 View Post
            No use wasting your time graves he id still going to buy the local ones and not listen to our advice
            You know what, your right - I feel stupid for even trying.
            Originally posted by Matt-B
            hey does anyone know anyone who gets upset and makes electronics?

            Comment


              Originally posted by MickeyFinn503 View Post
              Doing brakes and wheel bearings today. Fun fun. Well overdue.
              I need to do my bearings as well..kinda scared! Lol how much do they run?
              -Brad, AlphaTeam Motorwerks, LLC
              91' 318i Slicktop Touring - M54 Swapped
              04' Porsche 911 C4S
              12' E70 X5 Diesel - Daily Driver


              Originally posted by IronJoe
              Alpha Team: running through e30s, gringo icebergs, and 19 yr olds.

              Originally posted by 2mAn
              Brads a standup guy even though he likes buttsex

              Comment


                Well, I've got the E36 M3 struts/brakes/etc. I decided to just change the whole hub rather then a bearing. $46 p/ side through my parts distributor. I have new brake pads and will probably just turn the rotors, as they look to be in ok shape.
                Portland, Oregon
                E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

                Comment


                  Well another guy said any locknuts are fine, and thr real rookie move was reading that I need to buy new nuts after I ordered from Blunt. A guy in this thread said that any locknut would be fine, and I read in another suspension thread that somebody used cheapy autozone locknuts. Fastenal is better than autozone.

                  The FCP control arms were $165 shipped - includes tie rods and M3 offset cabs. Not the best, I know. I will take detailed pictures when they arrive.

                  Comment


                    Someone buy my rack!!!
                    -Brad, AlphaTeam Motorwerks, LLC
                    91' 318i Slicktop Touring - M54 Swapped
                    04' Porsche 911 C4S
                    12' E70 X5 Diesel - Daily Driver


                    Originally posted by IronJoe
                    Alpha Team: running through e30s, gringo icebergs, and 19 yr olds.

                    Originally posted by 2mAn
                    Brads a standup guy even though he likes buttsex

                    Comment


                      Originally posted by spiDmang View Post
                      Someone buy my rack!!!
                      How big is it? I'm looking for at least a 32C but would prefer something in the D range. Getting harder and harder to find at the local pic-n-pull ;)
                      84' 325i -> PRO3 #304
                      Powered by Manntechnik
                      Work in Progress Build Thread

                      Comment


                        Holy shit, it is so nice to not have a howling wheel bearing anymore. Makes driving the car much more pleasurable! Time to do exhaust now!
                        Portland, Oregon
                        E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

                        Comment


                          Originally posted by MickeyFinn503 View Post
                          Holy shit, it is so nice to not have a howling wheel bearing anymore. Makes driving the car much more pleasurable! Time to do exhaust now!
                          How long did it take you? Did you do all 4 sides?
                          -Brad, AlphaTeam Motorwerks, LLC
                          91' 318i Slicktop Touring - M54 Swapped
                          04' Porsche 911 C4S
                          12' E70 X5 Diesel - Daily Driver


                          Originally posted by IronJoe
                          Alpha Team: running through e30s, gringo icebergs, and 19 yr olds.

                          Originally posted by 2mAn
                          Brads a standup guy even though he likes buttsex

                          Comment


                            Originally posted by spiDmang View Post
                            How long did it take you? Did you do all 4 sides?
                            If I actually was able to work on it straight through, I spent about a total of 2-2.5 hours. That was including turning the rotors (about half an hour.) I just changed the whole hub assembly. The biggest pain in the ass was getting the collar nut off (46mm for E36 M3 guys FWIW) and pulling the hub w/ bearing out. The bearings literally fell apart as i was taking them out.
                            Portland, Oregon
                            E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

                            Comment


                              iS lip check
                              Front subframe check
                              OEM Lemfoerder control arms shipped
                              front strut mounts shipped
                              OEM M3 Cabs shipped
                              OEM Lemfoerder tie rods inner & outer shipped
                              AKG subframe reinforcements shipped
                              OEM sway bar mounts shipped.
                              Wallet empty.

                              Those where the last bits until a completely 100% fresh suspension setup. I went with the stock non M CABs when I replaced everything else about 3k miles ago. We will see which ones I like better. I know Gregolas' rub on his wheel well liners but I don't have those.

                              On a side note. Some ass hat backed into the A4 today while on my way to get my subframe. Caught her and got her info. Bitch will fix the car. Insurance is already in motion.

                              I also got a blood blister on my hand in between my thumb in index finger while swapping wheels on the A4. Sucks ass. Who wants to kiss it to make it feel better?
                              Originally posted by Sonny
                              I am a meme for our community.

                              Comment


                                lol I am interested to hear which ones your prefer. Expensive parts order you made for sure!

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X